Destroyed evidence, lack of witnesses behind delays in overdue apartheid prosecutions

Although the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has vowed to speed up the prosecution of apartheid-era crimes referred by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the unavailability of records, crimes that happened a long time ago and problems with suspects and witnesses, among others, hamper progress. Briefing Parliament’s Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee on progress with the TRC-related cases, Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Rodney De Kock said the NPA aimed to deal with all the 300 cases referred by the TRC to bring closure to families of those who were murdered for taking a stance against the…

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